tv [untitled] November 29, 2012 3:30pm-4:00pm EST
stop kidnapping children to become prizes to fight full why does the law or threaten families the social forward to seeing the female they have right of the whole minimal me they think they have any kind of suspicion about the world more from the off your children are often a just better at bringing up kids than their own mom and dad in some other we have an industry that is so. concentrated on the other for trade children.
the industry's influence and to and what it's used as the conflicts of interests the european commission has come up with a draft plan that threatens to halt the agency's access to government debt and put some restrictions on their ownership and best of also get the right to sue the agencies if they can prove they've lost money as a result of gross incompetence on the part of the agencies the move follows a number of cases where the so-called big three rating companies that sit moody's and s. and p. received harsh criticism for their actions oftentimes their downgrades caused extreme market volatility now the ball is in the european parliament or it has to accept or deny the point there is a very general feeling of dissatisfaction in the behavior of the big three the big three are not behaving and haven't behaved in the interests of the economy of the
us or as a whole i don't think i think that is incontrovertibly they say that they have acted in the benefit of the investors. that is possible but i've met some investors who believe that they're not acting in their benefit either they're acting in their own commercial interests there are a commercial company. now let's quickly run through the markets first the currencies the ruble end of the day stronger to both the euro and the greenback the euro is gaining to the dollar rebounding from wednesday's losses moving on to equities wall street stocks are extending one's day's gains mainly on the hopes that the u.s. government will manage to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff and european equities and of their trading session i notice while more than one percent for london's footsie thanks to all that optimism coming from the states this marks the third straight day of games in europe and here in russia the indices recovered from wednesday's losses demonstrating pretty robust gains one of three quarters of
a percent for the r.t.s. . ukraine on thursday admitted they won the billion dollar liquefied gal's contract signed this week was a sham just on one day the former soviet republic proudly claimable suit overcome its dependence on russia's gas and now it turns out its presumed partner spain's energy giant for no so knows nothing about the deal let's cross over to the business desk where nick pool is on top of the story so nick this is turning out to be a real embarrassment for the ukrainian government is that it is in dollar terms this is perhaps one of the biggest hoaxes of all time it doesn't appear to have been a call no because money has not changed her and so it seems the judgment to be looking at in this picture is the one on the left and his name is your saudi bombay he he is signing a contract on behalf of a spanish company called gas natural. with ukraine for one point one billion
dollars to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on ukraine's black sea coast now no sooner the officials in ukraine finished drinking the champagne to toast the success of this thing the muso so we have absolutely no knowledge of this do we have no plan. to come to ukraine we have no operations there and we're not going to be building any sort of terminal you have not done a deal with us so ok ok so who is this they guy that well it's not really clear he has a mobile telephone number and that's about all that's known about him and his name could be something entirely different the ukrainians seem to be aware of the fact that he wasn't working for the nose. directly that he was an agency that he was a middleman the ukrainian energy minister explains how the relationship worked. just because the there were a number of documents signed but a spanish representative right now we're trying to figure out whether he had the
right to sign which contracts unique case he took part in all of the negotiations on behalf of this company. but would you think one of the you know the krays would ask for one of the top journalists officials like the c.e.o. for instance to come and sign the deal you certainly would have thought so and it is traditional the ukrainian certainly pulled out the big guns the president and prime minister and a whole host of other officials were there but mr bay he managed to convince them because of technical reasons none of the senior executives from from those could come to here saw this document or suspect that i mean that's really the success of this hoax. he also committed that he was empowered to act on their behalf and the company was party to the plan was pretty funny because like a simple phone call to fidel says headquarters in barcelona would have been enough to confirm his identity with a lot of. it's unusual you thought that there would have been. out of phone calls
between kiev and barcelona with a nose for is based the they would have been on first name terms surely not just acting around this central figure this is there somebody is someone likely this story and for many ways that the opposition is calling for a full public inquiry and it's actually alleging. that. the president set up this hoax himself and it's unclear why he would want to do this but also it beggars belief because it was going to be so obvious that we found out immediately and that's really what happened. ok i would do the queens still want to build this terminal now i mean are they looking for the alternatives to russia's gal's. energy independence or is more energy independence is clearly a policy priority for them. the prime minister is out of his car and in norway he's going to talk to top energy officials it's believed that he's talking
about how to extract more shale gas actually from ukraine whether the energy terminal comes up well who can tell but certainly it is still a key policy objective for the kiev government well i bet as are all now be asking to see the region guys past for your like his finger in french sure he will confirm his identity thanks a lot nick paul from the business desk some one france are getting pretty upset as the chinese are buying yet another landmark winery in burgundy a forty five year old metals tycoon just purchased the toll both for and by seeing its atop a state of france's prominent bordeaux region the financial details have not been disclosed the chinese have been extremely active in buying wineries in the area over the past couple of years they've bought around thirty properties there and according to some estimates china is now the biggest export market of bordeaux wines that they sometimes a volume the region does have a history of foreign ownership but some of the local producers are starting to
really worry about the chinese expansion has one of them recently told r.t. news i kid with that these people they come here and buy lynda's because so we're going to be really good investors. because of the ocean but they will keep the one quality and should be a state protection policy here we think. and that's always us from the business that one uses coming your way after a break. in japan the average height for men is one hundred eighty two centimeters ten centimeters shorter because of that some employers refused to hire me one of them even told me directly that i was too short to deal with the clients computers already spent three months in this hospital and plans to stay for another four to add the coveted seven santa majors to his stature invented by the famed soviet author. of in the nineteen fifties these frames for initially used to treat
fractures in deformities by cutting bones and slowly pulling them up or therefore stimulating tissue regeneration it was out of was able to receive arms and legs and people who thought they were crippled for life be sent to the other patients and in many cases their shattered lives were in the goal when professing design first brain bicycle parts sixty years later season vention is increasingly being used to help people who are eager to fracture their legs to become a few centimeters taller in the ultimate goal is still the same thing somebody is live both literally and figuratively about a third of patients admitted to the center now days seeking series three focus medical reasons most of them a man and most are not what you would call vertically challenged professor novick of who operated on many of them says it usually comes down to
a man's pride. the first patient he turned to us with a leg length to me a quest to meet his fifteen centimeters to be still want to surgery because panos to than him we like to say that we need to break their legs in order to fix their head maybe nothing wrong with them from an orthopedic point of view but there is something psychological that prevents them from living their lives fully being happy and we fix it like lengthening surgeries are banned in many countries and in . in the will out there pretty expensive in russia the entire course costs eleven thousand dollars about one tenth of the similar package in the united states financial considerations for one of the reasons that brought this washington state native to western siberia if his main motive for the surgery had to do with how he fared in the auditors in america advertised as one seventy five i was one sixty seven or one sixty eight and so one eight centimeters would have brought me right
to every user just wanted to be average for women height isn't so important you know i think girl can be sure it's not a big deal i think a guy is like expected to be taller just before the operation most this matter a russian girl who found he's a regional hide quite in dealing yet he still want to have had the surgery adding seven more centimeters to the self-confidence she took told me the whole time you're crazy you're normal you're perfect. for an hour so they call you so what a compliment for somebody who's used to falling short of his own expectations. the story for tonight international flights to damascus have been grounded amid fierce fighting between government troops and rebels the fresh violence comes as human rights watch claim that some of those fighting for the rebels are children as
young as fourteen from sprint and some of the countries already pledged their full support for the rebel syrian national coalition now with paris agreeing to the nato rounds a million and a half dollars to their cause and a rare there's another interested party taking steps to increase its role in mediating the syrian crisis result is very fortunate found out taking sides could be an obstacle to peace. the. in syria says no end but iran a key regional power and indicated ally of syria is continuing and intensifying its efforts for a peaceful resolution to undermine their diplomatic mission to find a known violent and to civil war on its doorstep teheran offered to host representatives from all sides of the fighting in syria at a closed door today gathering dubbed no to violence yes democracy took his request for nato missiles to be deployed on its border with syria through the scorn of iran's foreign ministry who said all that would do is aggravate tensions across the
whole region and violence has actually already intensified following the latest interventions from western and some arab diplomats when the syrian opposition formed the syrian national coalition as an see it quickly received recognition as legitimate voice of the people from the likes of britain and france which even backed its conviction by confirming it would send one to help million dollars to get the new organization up and running none of which has done anything to stop the attacks in syria and loss of life the dividing lines inside syria have been played out and torn wider by the international community and its divided approach with russia and china promoting peaceful dialogue from the beginning other nations showering the armed opposition in syria with guns cash and encouragement with no coronation the ordinary syrians caught up in the crossfire don't know where they stand apart from one day hail of shells and bullets grif national t.v.
reporting from iran. and the crisis in syria is pressing for a round there are other issues to worry about as well israel's long been threatening a military strike against iran's nuclear facilities an attack know that could come as early as january but in this case israel should care about u.s. support according to renowned american statesman speaking brzezinski. i don't think there is any implicitly duration in the united states. to follow like you know stupid mule what ever the israelis do it decide to start a war simply on the sunshine that will automatically be drawn into it i think it is the obligation of friendship to say well you're not going to be making national decisions for us i mean well gee i'm allowed to a policy director for the national iranian american council that hosted out of and told us the u.s. could be drawn into a war with iran against his wishes. whether the u.s. blindly backs israel or follows bibi netanyahu into
a military conflict with iran i think that remains to be seen but i would say that the same policies that we've seen the pressure policies some of the lack of flexibility in being able to negotiate has been driven by the influence of hawkish pro israel lobbies in congress and here in washington in that. you know for the u.s. and frankly for israel you that is not a policy that is is beneficial to their interests at the end of the day we're faced with either a diplomatic resolution to this standoff or we see the escalating pressure the escalating antagonism that cannot survive indefinitely that eventually is going to reach a tipping point and whether it's deliberate or it's accidental we're going to end up in a war so usually brief the army has been called in to restore order in the choosing turn of the air after three days of clashes left three hundred people injured there
thousands of demonstrators are demanding more funding and the resignation of the local government reports say the police response those being tough officers firing birdshot interior gas at protesters the town like many that participated in last year's revolution is struggling with poor social conditions and poverty. a french court has overturned the manslaughter verdict against continental airlines the company which was blamed for the concorde crash back in the year two thousand and twelve years ago one of the supersonic jets crashed shortly after takeoff in france killing one hundred thirteen people a piece of dead bre which fell from another continental plane on the runway just before that concorde plane critically they think damaged it on takeoff there comic plane was retired in two thousand and three but british and french airlines. places me out of used tear gas water cannon smoke bombs to break up a protest at a copper mine injuring activists buddhist monks in the. they were demonstrating against forced evictions to allow the mines expansion witnesses claim the police
caused a fire in the camp resulting in severe burns to some of the protesters that mine belongs to the me and military and the chinese arms manufacturing company. psychiatrist testifying for the man charged with the biggest us security leak in history said bradley manning was mistreated in detention the prosecution claims harsh confinement conditions are required as out of fear that the alleged whistleblower would kill himself however the doctor alleges he was ignored when he declared that manning was not suicidal attorney kevin zeese believes that the u.s. soldiers punishment began long before its trial. for nine months he was held in the reno base in quantico which i mention marine because manning is in the army's there's already strained now at this marine brig he was held in solitary confinement on a very restricted schedule he was now out to do exercise in his cell is now allowed to lie down in the cell all day where to sit up without leaned back against the
wall all day he got out one hour a day for exercise and there was a very restrictive environment are no good reason at all the military says is that protect him and the bradley nearly kills or do it in his in his lawyer who it was punishment for for a crime which would violate the literary code just as so. there's a motion to dismiss has been filed in us as being already this week dismissed because of pretrial punishment. but our top story now the u.n. general assembly is bracing for a crucial vote set to take place within the next few minutes on whether to give the go ahead to a palestinian statehood bid now the autonomy is hoping to be upgraded to what they call normal observer state and state is the crucial word there well that's the scene at the moment live pictures from the new from the u.n. in new york now the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas is right there addressing with general assembly before that historic vote takes place. there are scared of flavor
of what's happening in ramallah as well crowds there have gathered in support of the drive these the latest scenes there they are in jubilant mood there appears to be international support for the proposal despite strong opposition from israel the united states if approved it would mean international recognition of the palestinian state and give it additional powers such as taking issues to the international criminal court and participating in the u.n. general assembly debates. journalist and columnist for the israeli huts newspaper gideon levy claims israel hasn't left palestinians much room for maneuver. if users says no to be brought a seat it says yes to terror i mean that palestinians will continue to fight for their freedom and they're always basic ways to do so once you will be brought to see and negotiations and they are the ones with. israel says no to both they claim that this is one sided this that the palestinians taking over the u.s.
but the settlements are much more one sided and even here a verse of building the state i mean and i busted the. ration from little because she ations he was ready to negotiate the incident there was very urgently wants like freezing the settlements is this a slow freezing distant vent so what way is still good for him except to go into the international community and us is there for a good wish israel should have supported him and the united states for sure shalit this one country is considering voting against the palestinian paid is germany dr raina stener m.p. for the free democratic party says berlin's especially concerned rituals future security. our ultimate political goal is definitely is two state solution and i think everybody in the world knows that germany has
a special relationship to israel everybody in the world knows security of israel is of major cause and to us and just having lived through a period of tremendous. bad events in israel and gaza we could see that this that that is that israel has a size of his job instead of has he has been attacked by war more than one thousand five hundred rockets we can understand security concerns that's why we have a special relationship and that's why we are very concerned about the upcoming process with our decision to abstain this time we would be making very clear that we support the ultimate goal of two state solution and that we would encourage everybody to come back to the negotiating table in order to find a peaceful solution for both sides. the approval of the period would be a victory not only for the palestinian people put for the israeli population as well says chairman of the palestinian israeli peace said geo forum ron pundak.
well israel is being split clearly the government of israel has tried its best to try and work with any country on the world in order to prevent them preempt but seemingly it's a huge success for the palestinians there are many is like myself like many other peace activists and n.g.o.s and israeli politicians who believe that this was the right thing to do because at the end of the day what the un has voted is not only in favor of the palestinian appeal but they voted in favor of peace voting in favor of peace in two state solution is voting in favor of israel as well as voting for palestine but not into a short break now about the latest on the palestinian bid at the u.n. as well as all the rest the other top news headlines in just a couple of minutes time this is r.t. i'm kevin thanks for being with us.
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